General achievement in Call of Duty 3


Receive 40000 total points in ranked matches. (Multiplayer)

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How to unlock the General achievement

  • Mr FiddlerMr Fiddler445,134
    04 Jun 2009 18 Oct 2009
    165 5 48
    Flag boosting is by far the fastest way to earn points. It will only really work if everyone in the session is up for it so be prepared to quit and start up a new session if you cannot get universal agreement. You need a minimum of eight people (who should all be party chat together) to search for ranked capture the flag games at the same time.

    Once you have all found each other you will have to hope that you don't get any legitimate players join the lobby whilst the countdown is active. It might be worth one person in the party dropping into game chat to try and talk some of the non-party members into playing along.

    When the game starts you need all players to gather closely near their own flag (but not on the flag spot). Then one player from each team needs to go to the other teams flag to be the thrower. The thrower should stand almost exactly on the flag spot (perhaps with it a little behind them) such that they can pick up the flag and then immediately throw it forwards into the opposition group and it will reset. Try to find a position that requires you to do the minimum amount of movement when doing this to save time. Each time the thrower picks up the flag he will get 1 point and each time the group resets it they will get between 1-5 points each depending on connection quality.

    Keep doing this until the end of the match for between 500-1500 points. The thrower will generally earn less since they only ever get 1 point per cycle. Alternative the thrower each game to keep things fair.

    Note that when doing this you are quite vulnerable to legitimate players coming in and wiping everyone out. Remember that they are perfectly entitled to do this, it is really down to you to ensure you either don't start if you can't get agreement or leave early if things start going wrong.

    Here's a video that showing some flag boosting in action:

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    Nnoitra CRI'm interested
    Posted by Nnoitra CR on 11 Feb at 20:28
    TaintedVoobI pretty much need all the MP achievements lol, if someone wants to boost, lemme know
    GT: TaintedVoob
    Posted by TaintedVoob on 22 Feb at 12:57
    KingKenobi5KingKenobi5. Send me a message!!
    Posted by KingKenobi5 on 24 Feb at 11:37
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  • JerkkhammerJerkkhammer484,823
    11 Sep 2009 27 May 2009 25 Jan 2011
    74 9 7
    If you are going to flag boost this achievement it helps tremendously to have the host create lag. Every flag caught will be worth more, sometimes MUCH more, if the host is lagging. Obiously don't do this unless everyone in the lobby is a booster so that nobody's game is disrupted.

    You can tell who's host simply by looking at the second player down in the lobby. If he appears in the 2nd position for multiple players, he's the host.

    It's easier to create significant lag via uploading as opposed to downloading. Go to gmail and upload a huge attachment (up to 25 MB), discard it and do it again. If that's not enough fire up hotmail and do the same thing, though the file size limit for hotmail is only 10 MB.

    For easier results go to a photo site like Kodak Gallery or whatnot and upload a huge amount of digital pictures. The upload should run for a decent amount of time, hopefully for the duration of the match. Just do it again for the next match.

    With the host creating lag the flag catchers will get 1000-2000 points per game. Only the host needs to create lag, though. Other players creating lag will have no effect.
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    JerkkhammerNo, the host will not receive any point bonus at all, regardless of lag, either throwing or receiving the flag. If you are the host your best bet for points is to throw the flag for that match. At least then you are guaranteed points each time you pick the flag up, whereas if you are "catching" sometime the flag will miss you and you'll get nothing for that flag.

    Just make sure the group you are boosting with mixes the host up, so that everyone has a chance of getting the big lag points.
    Posted by Jerkkhammer on 25 Jan 11 at 17:10
    JamPound32The best thing to use for lag is uploading videos to OneDrive, no file limit and it seems stable enough to not kick people.

    Also regarding the above I was both host and throwing and I got 900 points so if you can lag it properly the host can get decent points.
    Posted by JamPound32 on 25 Jul 15 at 22:06
    mi2good4ugot this done in 12 hours with the host creating enough lag. was netting over 2000 points per match!!!
    Posted by mi2good4u on 31 Aug 20 at 05:49
  • Feend ReturnsFeend Returns711,684
    14 Dec 2010 15 Dec 2010 17 Dec 2010
    57 14 7
    I'd like to share some tips with you lovely people as this is the second time I bagged this achievement and there's a few things to note along with the above solutions.

    1. Have more than 8 people on your friend list that are boosting this. It's a necessity simply for the fact that you will need to work on this achievement constantly for a few hours a day for 10 or so days running. Having a mix-match squad online at most times will account for missing players on different continents, and its great to have a team ready to go quickly. This is actually not as hard as it sounds as approximately 3% of people you run into play this game legit, and most you run into will be down with boosting. Just simply send a message saying "Flag Boost" in the lobby, and they will let let you know.
    2. Check your NAT. If your NAT ain't open, correct it. This can affect if players can join each other in the CTF lobby, and it can extend the time you need to search for a game dramatically.
    3. Keep it 10 player minimum a game. The reason for this is that if there are more than 4 people around the flag, someone will lose out on points.
    4. Start up other peoples games if they are not boosting, then quit. As stated in the above solutions, the host is the second person down, and if your sure the guy is an anti-booster, start up his game, quit, then search again, and you should be anti-booster free.
    5. Take note of who isn't an anti-booster immediately and try to convert them / give them the "Treatment". The "Treatment", is where one person kills him, and someone else revives him, constantly. People will eventually get annoyed and leave.
    6. Punish those anti-boosters. There are some seriously sad, sad people that roam the lobbies of Call of Duty 3 looking to ruin your boosting sessions. These people are Bonafide Jerks, and they generally have a bio that clearly states "Modern Warfare is a load of crap, CoD 3 forever!!". You have every right to file a complaint against them and (hopefully) get them banned for a day or two, because if you have 9 people boosting, and 1 guy running around messing it up, then that's 1 guy affecting 9 other peoples game. Get him banned, people! Don't feel hard on yourself, about 4 people play this game legit anymore, and I think it's so ungrateful these guys hang around on here instead of playing the newer games that get made for us.
    7. When the host is creating lag, don't over do it. Have a few windows open, or if you have Fiber-Optic broadband, upload a torrent. You don't want to lag out the game.
    8. Install the game to your HDD. The game has a tendency to freeze up mid-game and mid-lobby so ripping it to the hard drive will reduce the risk of this happening.
    9. If your friends snag General before you, have them hang around as "ABP", the Anti-Boosting Police. Responsibilities include monitoring checkpoints when a randomer is running around the map, Giving the treatment, Flag throwing if needed, and just generally to keep the peace. There's nothing more intimidating for an anti-booster than to be set upon by your cohorts, as there ain't much he can really do that will affect them.
    10. *Don't be Racist*. It might seem like a good idea to massacre that one French kid on your team repeatedly, or to run over the Czech guy in a tank just because he wont understand when you say "Flag Boost", but hold on first. This achievement is sought after by Boosters from all over the globe, give them a second to show you their intentions, or let them catch on to what your doing.
    11. If you happen to have the easy job of sitting round the flag collecting those juicy points, Show some courtesy. DO NOT CONSTANTLY MOVE AROUND. Your position and stance have absolutely NO Bearing on the points you will acquire, that's all down to your connection to the host. Ideally, you should stand in a C shape in front of the flag thrower, and crouch just in case the thrower lets of a shot by accident.
    12. If your the flag thrower, then you need to perfect your skill to maximize your points per game. Look for the "Sweet Spot". There is a spot by the flag in which you don't have to move back and forth to grab it, you can simply hold the Right Trigger and tap the X button to grab it. Also, swap to your pistol, you can throw the flag much faster as opposed to having your shotgun out.

    I hope these tips will be helpful along the road to achieving General and the other rank-based achievements. Good Luck Guys!
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    Rheinadlerwow, could this solution be any more condescending?! "that one French kid" - really?! and you tell people not to be racist. i think you're the one who's racist, man. incredible...
    Posted by Rheinadler on 11 Jul 13 at 08:24
    Wow points 5 and 6 ....Are they for real ! Totally agree with Flosta....this guy is living in a dream land.
    Posted on 01 Aug 16 at 04:06
    HealttiFunny as hell, and informative too.
    Two thumbs up.
    Posted by Healtti on 03 Jan 17 at 00:51
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